Church Gym At 1st-Centenary United Methodist To Honor Johnny Oneal

Thursday, January 23, 2014

On Sunday, in the Kate Lyle West Chapel at First-Centenary United Methodist Church, 410 McCallie Ave.,during the Sunday School hour, there will be a no-obligation information session to learn about the mission trip to Costa Rica on July 5-12. We will partner with our missionaries, Ray and Lidia Zirkel and work at the children's home outside San Jose. The mission trip is for both new and experienced mission  trippers.

The church gym will be named in honor of Johnny Oneal at both the 8:30 and 10:45 a.

m. sanctuary services on Sunday. A reception and dedication will follow the 10:45 a.m. service. Dr. Doug Fairbanks will speak in the sanctuary services on "Give Me More Light," with text from Matthew 4:12-23. The Rev. Brian Davis will speak in The Vine service at 10:45 a.m. on "God Won't Give You More Than You  Can Handle," with text from James Chapter 1.

First Cumberland Presbyterian Church Celebrates Pastor Gary L. Carver's 50 Years Of Ministry

First Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Chattanooga will celebrate its pastor, Dr. Gary L. Carver in a service of worship this  Sunday, at 11 a.m . The service will commemorate 50 years of ministry by this long-time Chattanooga pastor.  First Cumberland is at 1505 N. Moore Road in Chattanooga, and the general public is invited to attend. The service will include ... (click for more)

Heritage Pointe Baptist Hosts Free Movie Night Oct. 18

The public is invited to a free movie night, "Do You Believe?", on Sunday, Oct. 18, at 6 p.m. at Heritage Pointe Baptist Church.  The church is at 60 Dyer Bridge Pl. in Ringgold.  Popcorn, drinks, snacks and child care will all be provided.   Check out the church's website at  and Facebook page for more information. (click for more)

Chattanooga Putting World Class Guitar Collection On Display At The Choo Choo

A world class guitar collection is set to go on display permanently at the Chattanooga Choo Choo. "Songbirds," which is built around the collection of Lookout Mountain businessman Thorpe McKenzie, was introduced to the public on Thursday night. Invited guests at the Choo Choo heard Nashville guitar star Doyle Dykes perform in the Choo Choo's new Revelry Room. He played some ... (click for more)

Father Killed By Train Just After Pushing Daughter To Safety In East Brainerd

A 31-year-old man was killed just after he pushed his 10-year-old daughter to safety in an encounter with a train on a trestle in East Brainerd on Thursday afternoon. Police said two pedestrians were walking on the train tracks on a trestle at Audubon Acres when a train came around a bend and struck one of them. Justin McCary was struck by the train as he pushed ... (click for more)

Regulations As A Whole On Signal Mountain

A few years ago I was flying over Chattanooga on my way to Atlanta.  The sun had just come up and I enjoyed picking out Signal Mountain’s location, on Walden’s Ridge, in the morning light.  What was amazing was that I could not tell that a town existed under the tree canopy.  I hope that the same can be said 10, 20, or even 50 years from now.  During last ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: We Must Learn To Tell

On July 4th of this year, FBI agents – acting on a tip -- arrested Alexander Ciccolo, a 23-year-old with known mental problems, as he carried a duffel bag full of automatic-attack weapons. Moments before, he had bought the illegal firearms from an undercover informant outside of Boston. As agents later scoured his apartment, they found bomb-making equipment including a pressure ... (click for more)